The Dixiebelles

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Female soul group from Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Mary Hunt, Mildred Pratcher and Shirley Thomas were originally known as The Tonettes, that had released two singles at Volt. They changed their name when Nashville's Sound Stage 7 wanted a black female group to record and go out for live performances to promote a studio masterminded hit "(Down At) Papa Joe's" that had been originally released by the white vocal group Anita Kerr Singers. The Dixiebelles had two hits "(Down At) Papa Joe's" (No.9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963) and "Southtown, U.S.A" (No.15 early in 1964), both produced by Bill Justis. They failed to repeat their success again with their subsequent single and their sole album and they were dropped by Sound Stage 7. Shirley Thomas left the group and Mary Hunt with Mildred Pratcher returned to Stax, to change their name to The Charmels along with Barbara McCoy and Eula Jean Rivers, under the protection of Isaac Hayes, releasing four singles between 1966 - 1968.
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Albums

The Dixiebelles - Down At Papa Joe's album art Dixie Belles* With Cornbread And Jerry Dixie Belles* With Cornbread And Jerry - Down At Papa Joe's (Album) Sound Stage 7 Canada 1963 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Dixiebelles - (Down At) Papa Joe's album art The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry - (Down At) Papa Joe's (Single) Sound Stage 7 US 1963 Sell This Version
The Dixiebelles - Southtown, U.S.A. album art The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry - Southtown, U.S.A. (Single) Sound Stage 7 US 1963 Sell This Version
HIT-258 The Dixiebelles - パパ ジョーズ = (Down At) Papa Joe's album art ザ・ディキシーベルズ* パパ ジョーズ = (Down At) Papa Joe's(7", Single) London Records HIT-258 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
The Dixiebelles - New York Town / The Beale Street Dog album art The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry - New York Town / The Beale Street Dog (Single) Sound Stage 7 US 1964 Sell This Version
RE-U-1434 The Dixiebelles - (Down At) Papa Joe's  album art The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry - (Down At) Papa Joe's (7", EP) London Records RE-U-1434 UK 1964 Sell This Version
FLX 3109 The Dixiebelles - Southtown, U.S.A. / Why Don't You Set Me Free album art The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry - Southtown, U.S.A. / Why Don't You Set Me Free(7", Single, Bla) London Records FLX 3109 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
The Dixiebelles - (Down At) Papa Joe's / Southtown U.S.A. album art The Dixiebells* (Down At) Papa Joe's / Southtown U.S.A. (Single) Monument US 1976 Sell This Version
R45-264 The Dixiebelles - Everlasting Love / (Down At) Papa Joes album art Robert Knight / The Dixiebelles Robert Knight / The Dixiebelles - Everlasting Love / (Down At) Papa Joes(7", Single) Ripete R45-264 US 1989 Sell This Version
DL 20733 The Dixiebelles - (Down At) Papa Joe's album art The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry The Dixiebelles With Cornbread And Jerry - (Down At) Papa Joe's(7", Single) London Records DL 20733 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
R45-197 The Dixiebelles - (Down At) Papa Joe's / My Willow Tree album art Dixie Belles* / Chuck Jackson Dixie Belles* / Chuck Jackson - (Down At) Papa Joe's / My Willow Tree(7", Single) Ripete R45-197 US Unknown Sell This Version
COL 3381 The Dixiebelles - (Down At) Papa Joe's /  Killer Joe album art The Dixiebelles With Cornbread + Jerry* / The Rocky Fellers The Dixiebelles With Cornbread + Jerry* / The Rocky Fellers - (Down At) Papa Joe's / Killer Joe(7") Collectables COL 3381 US Unknown Sell This Version
780001 The Dixiebelles - Down At Papa Joe's / Telling Lies / Good Night Irene / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans   album art The Dixiebelles Down At Papa Joe's / Telling Lies / Good Night Irene / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (7") Monument 780001 France Unknown Sell This Version

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